At the time of a fast moving news story, one of the best places to get credible, impartial information is the BBC. However, there may be times and reasons when you don’t have access to a BBC news live stream because you are currently outside the UK.

You may be on holiday, travelling or someone who has migrated away from the UK. You may be a journalist, campaigner or a foreign dissident who needs to hear unbiased reporting of a story unavailable in your own country.

There are a few different ways to access the BBC news live stream from outside the UK and we discuss a few below.

Introducing Beebs

The simplest and fastest way is by using a Google Chrome Extension. Most people will be familiar with extensions such AdBlock or Grammarly and if you know how to quickly install these then adding a BBC news live streaming extension is just as easy.

Once installed you simply click on the BBC icon and you will have access to all BBC streams (news included).

If you are more technically minded and have a strong wifi connection then some people prefer the robustness of a VPN. Once you download and configure the software, your internet connection is hijacked by foreign servers allowing you to access BBC news.

These are your two best options. The Google Chrome Extension is easy to install, lightening fast and lightweight. A VPN is more sturdy once configured and can allow you to access countries other than the UK.

Follow these simple steps to the news live on BBC iPlayer

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    3. The BBC iplayer will reload and begin to work, and you can watch the BBC news from outside the UK